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a lovestruck romeo, sings the streets a serenade
link to part 1


A gentle reminder to please read RIGHT TO LEFT as I think it will affect not only the dialogue but more importantly the timing of some of aniki's whipped faces

























Thanks for reading.

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Rowena Yow
Nov. 18th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Awww
Very sweet...and the art is beautiful...I love all the detail and how well it all flowed together....Very natural....I had to reread to pay more attention to the art because it was so natural in the first read, you don't notice the bg....that's an accomplishment!! If this is being sold at cf, I will hunt it down and buy it. XD
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Re: Awww
Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words, I'm really glad you enjoyed it :) And wah yess see you at CF, I'm really looking forward to it!!
sailorsirius
Nov. 18th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
A-Aww that was so sweet. ;w; I just- And beautifully done too with the art. That was wonderful. Great job! Very touching!
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
That sparkling Mouri in your icon warms my heart ;_;

And thanks for your kind words, I'm really glad you liked it!
ansemaru
Nov. 18th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
Ahhhhhh, this was fantastic. Such a beautiful comic- reading it felt like the smell of honeysuckle. Perhaps confusing my senses here, but it was fabulous max.
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
sdfjksldf appropriate.. icon

Thanks so much for reading! Yes the penguin was intentional, although I haven't watched pingdrum beyond ep 11 :( need to remedy that but it seems like a bad time to try catching up?? From what I gather there is so much suspense and Ikuhara trolling ahaha
llyse
Nov. 18th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
Crying nao.

Eh ooh is this going to be sold at CF? /hopeful
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
It is a happy ending (of sorts...), don't cry!

Um there will be a Basara book of questionable content at CF (between amei wredwrat myung and me)! Not sure if I will print this one because it wasn't very basaraish orz

Does this mean you are going to be at CF? :D come cry over Basaraaarghs with us!
llyse
Nov. 19th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
I'm crying from overwhelming feelings!!11

Well now I have a reason to go to CF ahuehuehue. Although aaaaaactually I'm more of a you fan than a Basara fan (that is: love your stuff, don't know Basara at all). :P
jellocomics
Nov. 18th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
This is amazing. Thank you for sharing it. I enjoyed it so much.
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading :)
cessin
Nov. 18th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
I love this, thanks so much for posting it! <333
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Aww thank you for reading :) I'm glad you liked it!
illereyn
Nov. 18th, 2011 07:35 am (UTC)
this is beautiful and real and sweet and detailed! Love your drawing style, how youtell so much of the story without words
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Haha a good part of the dialogue was stuff I've either actually said or felt like saying. Motonari is my inner spirit animal I guess, sob

Thanks so much for your kind words. Umm wordless stories like Shaun Tan's The Arrival or Jiro Taniguchi's The Walking Man have been really great inspirations to me, if you can hunt them down I think you would really enjoy them!
opossum_art
Nov. 18th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
very beautiful - both art and story!
(and for some reason I really like these plush toys :)
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading :) the penguin toy is from Mawaru Penguindrum, I think there should be actual merchandise soon (I will be disappointed if not!!)

The whale shark toy I vaguely remember being sold at the Osaka aquarium, but I don't remember it in detail so I made it up ;;
vhplant
Nov. 18th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
awwwww, this was really beautiful
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Aww thank you for your kind words :') I'm glad you enjoyed it!
raineyz
Nov. 18th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
しあわせとうちindeed
Actually my heart kind of stopped for two seconds when my friends page loaded and I saw this. Then I read it and almost exploded from an overabundance of FEELINGS. This whole thing is just so beautiful. Please continue to bless us all with your art and stories Hwei ;w;
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: しあわせとうちindeed
Haha I was playing Mouri's blue route last week and weeping into my controller, it took a lot of pixiv trawling to overcome my feelings. Forever a side effect of setouchi.

Thanks so much for your kind words rainey ;_; I'm really really really glad you liked it.
sesame_seed
Nov. 18th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
♥ the stuffed animals! And ♥ the sweetness of this, though I have no idea who the characters are; much needed after an overdose of he-died-young-no-he-got-married-no-they-both-died-tragically-but-beautifully Cfic.

Why are you so awesome?
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Chrissieeeeeeeeeeeeeee <3

Thanks so much for reading this even though I have not even tried to make you play basara and you have no idea who these people are meant to be (they are pretty tragic and keep yelling at and killing each other in game sob)

(D-do you still watch anime there is a wonderful series called Mawaru Penguindrum ;_; that's where the penguin is from)
karlyl
Nov. 18th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
That was so lovely ^_^
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Aww I am glad you liked it! Thank you for reading :)
una_clover
Nov. 18th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
So sweet and beautiful:3 I like very much how you drew Nari's hair.
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Ohh god his hair looks so badly damaged in the third game under his hat, I seem to have forgotten that.

Thanks for your kind words :) I'm glad you enjoyed it.
bellicosus
Nov. 18th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
IT'S LIKE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM.

I know next to nothing about the Sengoku Basara (?) series, but your lines are always effortlessly elegant and endless joy to look upon. ♥ ♥
tongari
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Awwww thank you so much for reading even though you're not familiar with the series ;_; I felt it was not very basaraish, but wasn't really sure. Thanks so much for your kind words!
octavius_x
Nov. 18th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
I also know very little about Sengoku Basara other than "Eyepatch man" and "smaller man who wears green" but I really enjoyed this. Aside from the amazing art, there's the pacing and the simplicity and elegance of the wording; in particular this: The ocean is so wide. The world is so big. And my happiness is so small.

Loved it.
tongari
Nov. 21st, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm really glad you enjoyed it despite minimal knowledge of the characters. Although they are pretty unrecognizable here, ahaha. I thought about making it a non basara story but half the fun is I guess rewriting the incredibly sad endings into semi happy ones..
frappetique
Nov. 19th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
this is such a good comic, I can't even--- I love how you made the flow from panel to panel... it's just so incredible.

in a more personal note fuck me I can relate to your Motonari so much
tongari
Nov. 21st, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
Heyy thank you I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!

There is an okra inside all of us :'D
karaii
Nov. 19th, 2011 09:05 am (UTC)
That was amazing ;___; What a beautiful, beautiful story!
tongari
Nov. 21st, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words and for reading!
polyphenols
Nov. 19th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
Such a beautiful comic with so much heart! It was a truly lovely surprise to see and a delight to read the whole way through. The dialogue is just perfect, and all the little touches create a relationship that is very in-character but also very hopeful and healing. And Aniki the scientist! I knew he had the capacity for it 8'D

The strangely familiar penguin and fish are a nice touch. IT IS FATE
tongari
Nov. 21st, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
The colour of Mouri's sake cup in your icon disturbs me greatly. As does his expression.

Thanks so much for reading, I am glad you enjoyed it and it remained in character! Aniki would be the best scientist :') although probably not the neatest

YES IT IS DESTINY perhaps they have learnt this from Tsuruhime whom I keep mistaking for Ringo..
p4091a
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Great work as always <3
comments, comments; how do I put this.... it was very pleasant(?) to read... airy without being empty, that's the feeling I get.

the transition to the dream and back to reality threw me off a little, until the shot of their hands and the cellphone (then I realised that oh, it was a dream)

I really like the scene in page 1 where they were talking by the sea... oh and the "You're not a stranger. You're Uncle Chika's girlfriend" made me laugh a little; kids~ <3

Even though for the whole of the 2nd page minus the dream sequence they don't ever appear in the same shot, I still have this feeling of them being 'by each other's side', so to speak.. The telephone conversation flowed well :3

Oh, and the last panel is <3

PS. sorry for the long comment, I fail at being concise >.
kateison
Nov. 19th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
I will admit to not knowing much about Basara, but even without that express knowledge, this was really beautiful. Both the art and the story have a sort of... cold comfort to them, if that makes any sense at all. It was a fantastic read.

Also, A+ for the Mawaru penguin in there, haha!
kilneko1
Nov. 20th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
THank you! Super!
andreanna
Nov. 20th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Very beautiful artwork, and touching story. We've probably all had a relationship that went a little like that. Thank you :)
kitkii
Nov. 24th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
this was so amazing and wonderful to read, i love your pacing and the tone of everything and how there's still suc a happy ending - thank you so much for sharing♥!
pitch_a_tale
Dec. 10th, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
This was a wonderful read! Both story and illustration worked together to create a unique experience. I love how everything feels light and like precious days, but not bound.
You created a world in which everybody could feel and home and feel with the protagonists and that is amazing.
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful piece of art!
gabbi
Dec. 16th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
This made my evening!
Such a sweet story, and I really love your art style and how you draw comics!
Just awesome! I'd love to read more of your stuff in the future! :D
takutosuki
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
You are very, very, very very talented. I adored this. Keep up the good work! Get published! I'll buy any books you publish!
questofdreams
Dec. 23rd, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Awww, late comment is late, but I loved this :) A little bittersweet but only in the best way <3
dorkishgrin
Feb. 12th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
Thanks to sinistera, I was able to find this, long after my friend showed it to me.

This is why I love ChikaNari so much; they're so different from each other and yet they try so hard for love and it's just so angsty yet heartwarming at the same time.

I've seen a bit of your other works so if you ever have copies available of anything, I'd like to be on the list!




Edited at 2012-02-12 04:01 am (UTC)
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